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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 12, 2009 2:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Mesmerizing for the Ages

First, thanks to jglynn for getting us back to the music w/his 1981 post...i was getting bored beyond tears with all this crapola about which web site to Bill Murray so perfectly put in "Meatballs": "It Just Doesn't Matter!"

...anyway, I've just gotta sound off about this unreal SCARLET>FIRE from 4/8/78, with an excellent Charlie Miller source here:

This version is just superb...Jerry leads the way as the transition jam builds in fury...lightning quick notes and waves of heightening tension backed strongly by Phil, settling eventually in a surprisingly gentle cascade of Keith piano lines, and a grooving, hot as heck Fire all the way through.

The Scarlet itself is also expertly rendered...this is from one of those outstanding run of April '78 shows, but a bit under the radar in that 4/12, 4/16 and 4/24 usually gey most of the attention (and with good reason)....but if you're in the mood for a sensational pre-Brent S>F, head on over to this show.

You will NOT be disappointed.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Feb 13, 2009 7:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mesmerizing for the Ages

Thanks for the heads up - nice Half-Step to start this fine Friday.

Thanks again, Phil's mastery of the bass shines on this one, that cool bassline on Scarlet always brings a smile to my ugly mug!


Grendel, You hit the nail on the head here, the Scarlet > Fire transition is a thing of beauty - makin' my day better & better with this show.

This post was modified by jglynn1.2 on 2009-02-13 15:07:16

This post was modified by jglynn1.2 on 2009-02-13 15:19:11